Saturday morning, we decided to go birding at Palo Alto in Baras. The very first bird we encountered as we entered the subdivision was a Stripe-headed Rhabdornis.
As expected, the White-throated (Brown-breasted) Kingfisher was at its usual perch on the electric wire.
After having our take out breakfast, we moved on and saw the migrant Grey-streaked Flycatcher. Unfortunately it was backlit.
Along Alfaro road, near the waterway, we had a hard time focusing on the hyper-active Red-keeled Flowerpecker.
Moving on we got better shots of the usual denizens of this place: the Scaly-breasted Munia, Paddyfield Pipit and Zebra Dove.
We also saw a pair of Spotted Doves perched on a bare tree.
The Eastern Cattle Egrets were quite plentiful. I got a BIF (Bird in Flight) of one of them.
Back at the waterway, we were surprised to see a White-breasted Waterhen. This was the first time we've seen this species here.
Along the creek, the expected Pied Bush Chats were busy hunting for prey.
Since it is already the migrating season, I told Cynthia we should visit the rocky area and who knows the Blue Rock Thrush might be there this time. As we passed the area, we didn't see any bird at all. However as we were going back, I noticed a bird on top of the low cliff. "There it is!" I told my wife excitedly.
That was the highlight of our trip. As we were about to leave we chanced upon a big flock (about 20 of them) of Red Turtle Doves!
Near the exit we got a not too good shot of our last bird of the day - the Whiskered Treeswift.